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Arabinose vs. Arabinan

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Arabinosenoun

(carbohydrate) An aldopentose that occurs most often in polysaccharides such as hemicellulose and pectin.

Arabinannoun

(carbohydrate) A polysaccharide that is mostly a polymer of arabinose

Arabinosenoun

A sugar of the composition C5H10O5, obtained from cherry gum by boiling it with dilute sulphuric acid.

Arabinose

Arabinose is an aldopentose ā€“ a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms, and including an aldehyde (CHO) functional group. For biosynthetic reasons, most saccharides are almost always more abundant in nature as the -form, or structurally analogous to D-glyceraldehyde.

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